Behind the Scenes of the Big Smoke
Posted: Nov 13, 2007 9:10am ET
Last weekend’s Big Smoke was awesome. Just think about it: More than 6,000 people, mostly dudes, invading Vegas and smoking and partying for one unforgettable weekend. We should do it once a month!
What impresses me the most is the camaraderie of everyone who enjoys the leaf. It’s about hanging with your brothers under the pretext of enjoying a good cigar, but taking pleasure in everything Sin City has to offer and there are lots. Just remember the motto: “What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.”
Anyway, one rocking place for cigar aficionados in Vegas was Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops in Ceasars. I went with some cigar makers like Jorge Padrón, Litto Gomez and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo following the seminars and lunch at the Venetian on Saturday and it was packed. We had a blast just puffing away and talking about cigars, life and everything else in between. And we had a lot of laughs as well. Check out my video.
It sort of reminded me of kicking back in bars in Havana and smoking...I mean doing research.
It’s a shame that smoking has been curtailed slightly in Vegas; whereby, you are mostly only allowed to smoke on the casino floors or outside. But thank
God we can still smoke in special places like Casa Fuente. See you there next year, or before…
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